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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a Tongan national who was supposed to leave American Samoa after her sponsor terminated her sponsorship in 2016 was never presented to the Investigating Division of the Immigration Office for review, according to a senior immigration officer  (IO), who spoke...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reached a “formal settlement” with a local company, which was contracted for crane service for a project at Manu’a’s Store at the Tafuna Industrial Park, during which three men were electrocuted and died...
Former DPS officer Junior Utuga when he was first arrested in March of last year
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia gave one final piece of advice to a former DPS police officer, who was last assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) — “If you miss any of your court appearances one more time, you will find yourself inside the Territorial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — The young man who violated conditions of his probation by engaging in a fight was ordered by District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia yesterday to serve a period of detention that was suspended from his previous case. Ulima Ume appeared before Sunia yesterday morning for a...
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BEL AIR, MD — Brandy Barber of Pago Pago, American Samoa was one of 12 high school teachers attending the Joint Science and Technology Institute, a professional development opportunity to expand her knowledge and experience in science, technology, engineering and math. Barber is a calculus and...
Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Magalei Logovi’i has requested a legal opinion from Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale regarding the government allocating money in its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for Hope House, which is affiliated...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fono Joint Budget Committee has requested the ASG Treasury Department for a breakdown of the tax revenues collected and earmarked to repay the bonds, as directed by law, after lawmakers learned that such revenues are not reported under the General Fund revenue...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police from the DPS Tafuna Substation arrested two men during the weekend. Both are alleged to have assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Malaeimi while the other was reported from Tafuna, both happened on Sunday night. The two men made their initial...
Turkey Tails
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Commerce Department has recorded another hike in the price of turkey tails — a favorite of many Samoans — for the third consecutive month, according to the July 2018 Basic Food Index for American Samoa released Aug. 10th by DOC. “Cost of turkey tails continues to...
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WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs this week announced $1,488,890 in fiscal year 2018 grants to combat invasive species and protect natural resources in the U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth...

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